Membership matters

Membership

The class reviews our finances and membership at the end of each year. Membership is our primary source of income, and it’s only through your support that the class can function at all. It’s interesting to understand where our members are located worldwide, and below is a breakdown of our 2023 membership by region and […]

HOBIE CAT SAILING RETURNS TO THE HOBIE FAMILY

Steve Fields

Hobie Cat Company I| and Starting Line Sailing have jointly decided to conclude their licensing agreement, marking a momentous occasion as Hobie Cat Sailing rejoins Hobie. Hobie expresses its sincere appreciation to the SLS family of companies for their recent stewardship of Hobie Sailboats. Leading the way in this thrilling resurgence is Steve Fields, the […]

UPDATED CLASS RULES

Dear class members, As announced in September the implementation of the changes to the trampoline rules for the Hobie Wave, Hobie 17, Hobie 18, and Hobie 20 depended on a World Sailing (WS) approval of the change to General Class Rule 16.5. A change is the prerequisite for the other rule updates. Click here for […]

Assist our major sponsors Wildwind and Total Joyrider TV in The British Travel Awards

Wildwind And Joyrider

Dear Hobie Friends, As you may know our major sponsors, Simon Morgan and Joe Bennett of Wildwind and Total Joyrider TV, have been nominated for an important award and we at the IHCA and EHCA would ask you to offer them your support. The British Travel Awards are the most prestigious travel awards in the […]

Entries Open & Notice of Race LIVE for the 51st Australian Hobie Championships

Rqys Hobie

Entries are officially OPEN and the Notice of Race is LIVE for the 2023-2024 Australian Hobie Cat National Championships. Taking place in Manly, Brisbane out of the widely renowned Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, the Queensland Hobie Cat Association has been working tirelessly behind the scenes, with Yacht Share, Sunstate Watersports, Cat Covers & Gill all […]

Hobie H17/H18 North American Championship

Hobie H17/H18 North American Championship

Tuesday-Friday, August 1-5, 2023 Lake Quinault, WA Rain Forest Resort Village On the southeast shore of Washington State’s Lake Quinault, in the far southeast corner of the Olympic National Park, one of the quietest places on earth, a motley crew of sailors mingled Monday evening under and around the log cabana in the center of […]

French Hobie Championships 2023

Hc Cup 2023 (585)

Club Nautique de Châtelaillon-Plage welcomed 30 Hobie 16 teams, 4 Hobie 14 and one each Hobie 18, Hobie 17 and Dragoon for the French Championships for three days of intense racing. With sunny days, warm weather and great winds it was a great Hobie regatta shared by the Hobie sailors. In the evening the sailors […]

Hobie Mid-Winters East 2023

Mid Winter 5

The spring sailing season begins! The first regatta of the season was Midwinters East held at Ocean Springs Yacht Club in Ocean Springs, MS. This has been the first event of the season for me for the last few years and despite being a 1000-mile drive it’s a great start to the season. A great […]

How to make a video to promote your Hobie event

Joe Explains Video

We all know that ran the best Hobie Cat event ever, but how do the people that didn’t attend know about the event? How do you get more people to attend next year.? Not many people wish to sit down and write a paragraph after the event so we are going to show you how […]

IHCA Presidents Blog December 2022

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Winter is here in North America and the Hobie is put away. This time of year, I switch to frostbite sailing and skiing. I recently ran the races for the laser frostbite fleet, it was a cold and windy day but it’s good to take a turn running the races. It’s always humbling working as […]

Hobie 17/ Hobie 18 North American Championships

Hobie 17:18

Registration and event site reservations will open on January 1st 203. More information will be posted on the Division website at hobiediv4.org with links to event documents and other accommodations in the area. Notice of Race

Hobie 17 & Hobie 18 North American Championships

Hobie 17

The 2022 Hobie 17/18 North American Championship is hosted by Perry Yacht Club. Perry Yacht Club is a private, gated club on the North end of Perry Lake. It features a private beach for launching, Hot showers, and restrooms, and a fantastic view of the racing area. Primitive Camping and limited RV parking is available, […]

Hobie 17 & Hobie 20 sailmaker progressive report

Hobie 17

Hobie 17 & Hobie 20 sailmaker selection summary and status Hobie Cat Co. (“HCC”) has informed the International Hobie Class Association (“IHCA”) that HCC is no longer going to manufacture sails for two discontinued models the Hobie 17 (“H17”) and the Hobie 20 (“H20”). Both boats are still being actively sailed and raced in North […]

IHCA Rules Committee invite you to vote on a class rule change

Trapeze Hook

Rule 50.1 (c) of the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), which govern our rules in racing, are as of 1 January 2023 requiring all trapeze harnesses to be of the quick release (QR) variety complying with ISO 10862. This is unless the class rules permit a trapeze harness that is not QR trapeze harnesses variety.It […]

The 23rd Hobie 16 World Championships announced, and who isn’t excited?

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After some delays, we are all very pleased to announce the dates for the 23rd Hobie 16 World Championships. The location has not been a secret and I know we are all excited to go to Camping, Bungalow Resort & Spa La Ballena Alegre, Spain. The last time we held a Hobie 16 World Championships […]

Life moves pretty fast. IHCA Presidents blog September 21

Ihcapresident Blog Sept 216

Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. September is here and while it’s still unpleasantly hot out, the end of the sailing season is not far off now for me. Our sailing season wraps up in early October and cooler weather will be […]

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